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Oscars to Be Held at the Maybe-Ex-Kodak Theatre

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With the Oscars less than two weeks away, a bankruptcy judge ruled today that Eastman Kodak can walk away from its sponsorship of Hollywood & Highland's Kodak Theatre. The company signed a 20 year sponsorship deal in 2000 and hoped to take its name off immediately; owner CIM Group fought that possibility and the judge has left it up to the two parties to hash it out: "If you believe it would be better to leave the sign up, I suppose the result will be (Oscars host) Billy Crystal will make some joke about this being the Kodak Theater and Kodak being in Chapter 11," he said. [Reuters, previously]

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